My Favorite Pumpkin Recipes


‘Tis the season for all things pumpkin. Below I’m sharing my favorite pumpkin recipes for cookies, cocktails, cakes, donuts, pies, and more. There is something for everyone!

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My Favorite Pumpkin Recipes:

It’s no secret that I love my pumpkin treats. Over the past 10 years here on Inspired by Charm, I’ve posted dozens of delicious pumpkin recipes. It’s impossible to choose an absolute favorite, so that’s why I’ve pulled together this collection of pumpkin recipes.

What Makes a Delicious Pumpkin Recipe?

Have you ever tried plain pumpkin puree? Whether it’s homemade or out of a can, it’s not especially tasty. To me, what makes pumpkin recipes so wonderful is what you add to the pumpkin. Most notably, the spices.

My typical spices for any pumpkin recipe are cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and ginger. There are others, such as cardamom, allspice, and peppercorn, but those first four are non-negotiable.

While most of the recipes in this collection are sweet, pumpkin is also a great addition to savory items. Pumpkin with sage, for example, is a wonderful combination. There’s a restaurant in my area that makes a pumpkin ravioli with a sage butter sauce that is pure heaven.

Since it’s the spices that give pumpkin recipes the classic seasonal fall flavor we’ve all come to know and love, you can take many of your favorite recipes and give them a pumpkin upgrade.

Before we get into my favorite pumpkin recipes…

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Traditional Recipes Updated with Pumpkin:

Delicious Homemade Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting #fall #baking #autumn #pumpkin #pumpkinspice #cinnamonrolls #recipe #breakfast #dessert

Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls
These are one of my go-to fall breakfast treats. While these Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls require a little advanced planning, the results are more than worth it. Pumpkin perfection!


These Pumpkin Cinnamon Roll Cookies will add seasonal flavor and fun to your fall baking. #pumpkin #cinnamon #roll #cookie #fall

Pumpkin Cinnamon Roll Cookies
Speaking of cinnamon rolls, these Pumpkin Cinnamon Roll Cookies are another popular treat around here! I took inspiration from a cinnamon roll cookie recipe and added pumpkin and spices for spectacular fall flavor. It’s impossible to eat just one.


Learn how to make these homemade Bourbon Cherries. #bourbon #cherries #cocktail #garnish #recipe

Pumpkin Old Fashioned
You can add pumpkin puree to cocktails, too. Here I shook up a classic old fashioned with pumpkin puree, maple syrup, and a few other goodies. It’s a libation befitting the season.


The BEST Pumpkin Spice Cream Horns (Lady Locks) cookie recipe! #cookie #pumpkinspice #fallcookieweek #creamhorns #ladylocks #pumpkin #dessert #recipe

Pumpkin Spice Cream Horns
Cream Horns (also known as Lady Locks) are a beloved cookie in my family. For autumn, I took our classic recipe and tweaked the filling with pumpkin and spices.


This overnight Pumpkin French Toast Casserole is a delicious and easy fall breakfast recipe! #breakfast #overnight #pumpkin #frenchtoast #casserole #recipe

Pumpkin French Toast Casserole
Another classic I given a pumpkin makeover is French toast. I prepare this recipe for Pumpkin French Toast Casserole the night before, so there’s hardly any work in the morning!


Pumpkin Tiramisu - Favorite Fall Recipes | Inspired by Charm #pumpkin #tiramisu #fall #baking #dessert

Pumpkin Tiramisu
I am mad about desserts, and that includes Tiramisu. Again, I took inspiration from the traditional recipe and added pumpkin and spices to whip up this seasonal version.

Pumpkin Beverage Recipes:

You're going to LOVE this Pumpkin White Hot Chocolate # fall #pumpkin #spice #hotchocolate #hotcocoa #whitehotchocolate

Pumpkin Spice White Hot Chocolate

Pumpkin Spice White Hot Chocolate. Made with real pumpkin, white chocolate, milk, and all your favorite fall spices, this pumpkin-inspired hot chocolate is a hands-down winner!


Learn how to make these homemade Bourbon Cherries. #bourbon #cherries #cocktail #garnish #recipe

Pumpkin Old Fashioned
You can add pumpkin puree to cocktails, too. Here I shook up a classic old fashioned with pumpkin puree, maple syrup, and a few other goodies. It’s a libation befitting the season.


Pumpkin Spice White Russians #pumpkinspice #whiterussian #cocktail #fall #fallcocktail #pumpkin #recipe 

Pumpkin Spice White Russians
Classic White Russian cocktails get a fall twist with the help of pumpkin spice. Garnished with a cinnamon stick, these Pumpkin Spice White Russians are a delicious, creamy, and seasonal libation.


Classic Pumpkin Recipes:

We’ve covered pumpkin-inspired variations of standard recipes. Now, let’s talk about classic pumpkin recipes. Most of these have long been go-to’s for me. If you also like the classics, these pumpkin recipes are for you, too.


Pumpkin Pie Bars - Delicious Fall Dessert Recipe #pumpkinpie #pumpkin #fall #fallbaking #dessert #recipe

Pumpkin Pie Bars
If you’re a fan of pumpkin pie, you’re going to love these Pumpkin Pie Bars. In a nutshell, they’re pumpkin pie in bar form. They are also made with an oat crust and brown sugar pecan topping. These are a must-try!


This Really Good Pumpkin Bread recipe is a delicious fall dessert recipe. #pumpkin #bread #recipe #pumpkin #spice #fallbaking #dessert #loaf

Really Good Pumpkin Bread
Everyone needs a really good pumpkin bread recipe in their back pocket. This is my go-to pumpkin bread. It’s moist and full of the pumpkin and spices many of us seem to crave when cooler weather finally rolls in.


These Pumpkin Spice Latte Cookies are the perfect fall dessert recipe! #fallbaking #pumpkinspice #latte #cookie #cookies #dessert #pumpkin

Soft Pumpkin Cookies (Pumpkin Spice Latte Cookies)
These Soft Pumpkin Cookies are hands down my favorite pumpkin cookie. They are a soft cookie covered with fluffy cream cheese frosting. S-o-o-o good! I love them so much that I even created a Pumpkin Spice Latte version!


Delicious and Easy Pumpkin Bars #fall #pumpkin #bar #dessert #recipe

Pumpkin Bars
When I think of pumpkin desserts, Pumpkin Bars are one of the things that immediately come to mind. This is a recipe I make again and again because it’s a crowd-pleaser.


This Pumpkin Cake with Crumb Topping is a delicious and easy fall dessert recipe. #pumpkin #cake #crumb #topping #fallbaking #dessert #recipe

Pumpkin Cake with Crumb Topping
This Pumpkin Cake with Crumb Topping is a newer recipe here on Inspired by Charm. It’s a deliciously moist cake with a crunchy topping. It’s great for breakfast or a late afternoon treat.


This Pumpkin Pan Pie recipe is a classic fall dessert with a modern twist perfect for entertaining.

Pumpkin Slab Pie
This is my take on classic pumpkin pie. It contains the same ingredients, but it’s made in a sheet pan instead of a pie dish. The polka dot-inspired top gives it a modern touch.


These Pumpkin Muffins with Maple Glaze make the perfect fall breakfast, brunch, or dessert treat. | Inspired by Charm

Pumpkin Muffins with Maple Glaze
There are lots of pumpkin muffin recipes out there. But what I especially like about this one is that it’s simple. For your efforts, you get a delectable pumpkin cake covered in a sweet maple glaze.


Baked Pumpkin Donuts #baked #pumpkin #donuts #doughnuts #dessert #recipe

Baked Pumpkin Donuts
Any respectable list of pumpkin recipes needs to include a pumpkin donut, right? These Pumpkin Donuts are baked because why mess with frying when it’s not necessary for out-of-this-world flavor.

I love these Pumpkin Whoopie Pies with Salted Caramel Cream Cheese Frosting for a delicious fall dessert recipe. #pumpkin #pumpkinspice #fall #baking #dessert #whoopiepie

Pumpkin Whoopie Pies with Salted Caramel Frosting
In my opinion, whoopie pies are highly underrated. They remind me of cupcakes except they have a better distribution of frosting. Who doesn’t want frosting in every bite?!


Unique Pumpkin Recipes:

Now that we’ve covered classic pumpkin recipes plus how to turn your favorite recipes into pumpkin recipes, it’s time to get creative with our pumpkin endeavors. These are a few of my favorite unique pumpkin recipes.

You'll love this delicious Pumpkin Pull-Apart Bread recipe! #pumpkin #pullapart #bread #loaf #pumpkinspice #dessert #recipe

Pumpkin Pull-Apart Bread
Let’s start this section off with a bang. This Pull-Apart Pumpkin Bread is layers of freshly made pumpkin bread separated by brown sugar, pumpkin, and cinnamon. You cannot go wrong!


This Baked Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal recipe is the perfect breakfast idea for Fall. #baked #pumpkin #oatmeal #recipe #fall #breakfast

Baked Pumpkin Oatmeal
I’m not sure if this pumpkin recipe is unique, but it certainly is delicious. Because it’s so easy to make, Baked Pumpkin Oatmeal has become a fall staple at Bayberry House, especially when I have overnight guests.


Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream - a creamy and rich ice cream with all of flavor of pumpkin pie. #pumpkin #pie #icecream #recipe

Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream
This Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream was developed for those days in the fall when it feels like summer outside. In addition to its rich pumpkin flavor, this ice cream has pie crust flakes mixed into it. Love that crunch!


Frozen Pumpkin Pie Martini #pumpkin #pie #martini #cocktail #recipe

Frozen Pumpkin Pie Martini
I need to include another cocktail recipe in this collection. For fall, I ‘m saying go big or go home with this Frozen Pumpkin Pie Martini. It tastes like dessert in a drink.


Glazed Pumpkin Doughnut Muffins #donut #pumpkin #muffin #recipe

Glazed Pumpkin Donut Muffins
I realize we’ve covered donuts and muffins already, but this is what you get when you marry the two. When you can’t decide whether you want a donut or a muffin, these Glazed Pumpkin Donuts Muffins are the answer.


Savory Pumpkin Recipes:

The final pumpkin recipes in this collection are savory ones. Unfortunately, I don’t have the recipe for the Pumpkin Ravioli with Sage Butter Sauce mentioned above, but I do have two savory pumpkin recipes I think you’ll enjoy.

Sausage, Rice, and Cranberry Mini Stuffed Pumpkins #stuffed #pumpkins #fall #recipe

Sausage Stuffed Mini Pumpkins
I love a dish with a wow-factor. These Sausage Stuffed Mini Pumpkins taste great, and they will impress your guests.


Pumpkin Mac and Cheese with Bacon - Favorite Fall Recipes | #pumpkin #macaroni #cheese #bacon

Pumpkin Mac and Cheese with Bacon
Last, but certainly not least, is my Pumpkin Mac and Cheese with Bacon. It’s the perfect side (or full meal) for fall. So many favorites in one dish!

That’s a wrap on Pumpkin Recipes!

I hope you love all of these recipes as much as I do. As you can see, I wasn’t kidding when I said there’s a pumpkin recipe for everyone.

What’s your favorite pumpkin-inspired recipe? Is there something I need to taste-test or make?

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  • Shelly at

    Love Pumpkin! I make a pumpkin chocolate chip bread that causes the best mayhem in our house!

  • Recipe Bake at

    I made these cookies yesterday, and this recipe is a winner! I substituted pumpkin pie spice blend for the cinnamon and nutmeg. Thanks for the recipe. I will be making these again, for sure.

  • Elizabeth at

    Looking forward to trying these Fall receipts !

  • Jen at

    Thank you for this post! I bookmarked it so I can have a one stop place for a pumpkin recipe. Your recipes have never failed me. Keep up the great work. I always appreciate your quality of work.

  • Amy Kaminski at

    I made your Pumpkin Bread yesterday. It’s “really really good “! Quite sure it’s the best I’ve made in the 40+ years I’ve been baking. Making your cookies soon. Yummo!

  • Janet at

    They all look yummy! Thanks.

  • Lee at

    Great collection! It’s handy to have so many of your fab recipes in one place.

  • Sabrina at

    well done, a nice way to welcome October, thank you, I like the savory sausage pumpkin dish best if only for the individual servings, so adorable

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